Parliament Reissues a Pair of Seminal Albums on Vinyl

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Two P-Funk classics are getting repressed on picture discs and translucent red wax.

As the curtains close on Parliament‘s half-century of globe and galaxy hopping, a new reissue campaign is promising to keep them in your personal orbit.

In a press release, Urban Legends/UMe announced reissues of two seminal selections from the catalog of the George Clinton-founded-and-fronted squad. The group’s 1974 Casablanca debut, Up For The Down Stroke, and its 1975 ode to DC, Chocolate City, have been treated to standard black 180g pressings.

READ: George Clinton Announces Final Tour With Parliament-Funkadelic

However, limited edition packages fit the former with translucent red vinyl, the latter with a picture disc of its iconic melting chocolate portrait of the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. It follows the recent reissues of Mothership Connection and The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, each of which featured a flashy lenticular 3D cover.

See the new packaging of Parliament’s Up For The Down Stroke and Chocolate City below. Hit the link to pick up copies of any of those titles via Urban Legends. Scroll on for the remaining dates of the group’s final tour with George Clinton.


Source: Urban Legends/UMe

Source: Urban Legends/UMe

Tour Dates: 
8/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater **
8/3 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery **
8/4 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino ***
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo **
8/10 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo **
8/11 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater **
8/15 – Denver, CO @ TBA **
8/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater **
8/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl **

* with Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
** with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
*** with Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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